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-- captions by vitac -- good evening, i'm diane dwyer. san francisco has a new sheriff tonight and just minutes after his inauguration, he held his first news conference but it wasn't about his priorities for his new job in law enforcement. instead, it was about whether he broke the law. both he and his wife spoke about the domestic violence accusations which are now investigation by the district attorney. nbc bay area's monty francis is in the city with the latest for us. >> reporter: diane, good evening. both he and his wife categorically deny the allegations of domestic violence. they did not talk in specifics
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but called it a private family matter. late this afternoon he was inaugurated as san francisco county's new sheriff during a ceremony at the theater. accusations that he bruised his wife's arm during an argument on new year's weekend prompted the judge who was supposed to perform the swearing in today to back out. she had to be replaced. during the ceremony, he referred to the allegations as, quote, a dark cloud over the day and in spite of that called today one of the best days of this life. then right after the ceremony, he held a news conference with his wife and young son at his side where he and eliana lopez denied there was any kind of abuse in their relationship. lopez who was once a star in venezuela seemed more troubled by the accusations than he, himself. >> i really, i don't want to -- >> things have been cleat lcomp taken out of context. this is a personal matter. this is a private and family matter. >> reporter: the d.a.'s investigation was prompted by a
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neighbor who called police alleging that he had grabbed and bruised his wife during an argument. the neighbor allegedly had a photo on her iphone of the bruise and text messages from lopez incriminating him. all that is in the hand of the d.a.'s office. when i asked lopez about the existence of such a photo, she said she didn't want to answer the question but they did say all of this has been blown way out of proportion. the district attorney has not said much about this case, just that he's evaluate lg the evidence and will decide what to do. live in san francisco tonight, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> i see the former mayor, art agnew, stepped in to administer the vote. there were several other inaugurations in san francisco today. by far the one with the most celebrity status was san francisco mayor ed lee's. among the people there to witness the moment, those you would expect. five former mayors. house minority leader nancy pelosi. then some you might not expect
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such as rapper mc hammer. lee did something during the inauguration no other mayor has done before. ♪ he was sworn in as the city's first elected asian-american mayor. this morning at 11:00. as we mentioned, former mayor willie brown was there. he emceed the event. senator dianne feinstein administered the oath of office. in his inaugural speech, lee spoke about his plans for san francisco's future. jobs for the city is his top priority. >> because jobs and smart economic development for our city and for all of our neighborhoods are my top priority. and will be every day i am your mayor. >> as for what lee did that no other mayor has done before, see it there, he tweeted during the event sharing a link to information about stronger job numbers in the city. lee was instrumental in keeping twitter headquartered in san francisco. and the twitter world was abuzz
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during the inauguration with mc hammer tweeting about being there and ashton kutcher retreating mayor lee's tweets. it's just another example of only in san francisco. in san jose this afternoon, hundreds of people showed up for a march aimed at fighting corporate money in politics. the occupy san jose group marched from san jose city hall to the county courthouse. that location is significant for the group because that's where a landmark court case upheld this concept of so-called corporate personhood. the 125-year-old ruling determined that corporations are entitled to constitutional rights similar to an individual. in fact, one of the next big events for the occupy movement is scheduled for january 20th when protesters are calling for an occupy the courts nationwide day of action to protest the n concept of what they call corporate personhood. in oakland, six people are
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facing charges after a long night of chaos on city streets that started as a march against police. the charges vary from vandalism, assaulting officers and possession of explosives. cameras were rolling as about 150 protesters marched from frank ogala plaza to police headquarters last night where police surrounded the building. protesters yelled at the officers and at least two bottles were hurdled at police. as all of this happened, broadway between 14th and 7th streets was shut down. at one point a protester wearing a mask vandalized anotherv t station's live truck slashing the tire and writing on the van with a marker as well. some protesters caught the actions, themselves, and broadcast the footage live on u-stream last night showing the clash with police. officers say it was organized by occupy oakland protesters who they say put out a press release inviting anarchists and anyone else against the police to take part. police in navado are
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searching for whomever is responsible for starting as many as 20 small fires overnight. the fires broke out over a six-hour period from 9:00 last night to 3:00 this morning. most were brush fires but one was in a large dumpster. firefighters say a power pole and fence were damaged in one of the fires in the seascape village area. no structures were charged. an investigation is now under way. >> what we're looking at are some fires and what we probably have a good idea that these are juveniles. we don't know for sure, but, you know, it's the direction that we're leaning. we have an investigation in progress. >> there are no reports of any injuries, either. a mountain view woman is celebrating bigtime tonight. she says she just won a million dollars from a scratch-off lottery ticket in mountain view. that's where nbc bay area's kimberly terry is with more for us. hello, kimberly. >> reporter: hello, diane. the woman says she knows how lucky she is. every pay day she comes to the
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store on the 1000 block to buy a couple scratchers. on friday she said she had a good feeling something was going to happen and splurged. after paying bills, she spent her last $40 on four $10 tickets. she went to her car and started scratching. on the fourth one she hit the jackpot. $1 million at first she was in disbelief. then tears. emily, whose name we're not going to release to protect her privacy, says the money couldn't come at a better time. a couple years ago she spent two months in a coma on a ventilator and was told she might not make it. she obviously did but has a lot of hospital bills as a result. >> i've got so many medical expenses and all of my paychecks go to paying kaiser and to live here and everything. just things like this just don't happen to me. you know? so i don't know. it's just -- it's a miracle.
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>> reporter: emily who has been living with her grandma to save money says after she pays off her medical bills, she's going to help her mother and two little brothers. she says her mom has always wanted a dog so she's going to buy her one now. tomorrow emily plans to go to the lottery office to collect on her ticket. as i mentioned, she does know how lucky she is. there are only 30 million-dollar winners. of course, she says she is one of them. live in mountain view, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much, kimberly. she was just so darn -- >> wow. >> -- sincerely thrilled with the moment. it would be very exciting. what's going on? >> we've had record breaking temperatures this weekend and still it is mild outside. look at that. 70 in san francisco. >> that ts so weird. >> it is weird. but guess what? we have a chance of seeing some showers creeping back into the forecast as we take you back to the workweek. we'll look at those changes when we come back. can we drop a little bit of the pais baloney? >> still to come at 6:00, in the
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past day republican presidential candidates have debated not once, not twice. we'll she you how this one differed for one person in particular. it's a pastime that sometimes seems relegated to the past. there's one bay area city where theyer pfecte tnkim perfect time to tryew n bowling alley.
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that applause as you can see was for congresswoman gabby giffords. right now the city of tucson is remembering the moment last year when a gunman shot giffords and 18 others outside a grocery store one year ago today. it was one of the worse massacres the city and state has ever seen. it was giffords' congress on your corner event where the shooting happened. her remarkable recovery from being shot in the head has become inspiration and home for the people of tucson and beyond. >> to our entire community, which did not let the shootings define who we are, we are instead defined by a commitment to compassion. >> president obama phoned congresswoman giffords today as well and said his spirit will be with her and the people of tucson today. nbc held the second gop debate in less than 24 hours in new hampshire this morning and this time it was streamed live
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on facebook as well. this is the candidates' last debate before tuesday's primary. most polls show mitt romney should win easily. in last night's debate, none of the candidates seemed willing to challenge romney, but today the candidates verbally attacked the front-runner, criticizing his attempt to cast himself as a political outsider. >> his record was so great as governor of massachusetts, why didn't he run for re-election? >> run again? that would be about me. this for me, politics is not a career. >> can we drop a little bit of the pais baloney? you were running for president while you were governor. just level with the american people. >> today's tracking poll numbers show romney in command with 39% of the voters' support in new hampshire. ron paul in second with 18%. newt gingrich and rick santorum rounding out the top four. the new hampshire primary is this tuesday. still ahead at 6:00, these are not nose bleed seats, but the cost is sky high. there you go. a look at some of the expected ticket prices for the new 49ers
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stadium coming up. and the bay area's newest bowling alley being built in a very unlikely place. we'll sh ou never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help.
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carol's son got over 12 million views on that dancing squirrel video. don't you want that? i...i suppose. now go make your dad and me proud. try something funny. [ male announcer ] now everyone's up to speed. get high speed internet for $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one year term. at&t. so before we spent all of our time on smart phones and computers, it was about the simple pleasures, right? like a game of bowling. in the bay area, many bowling alleys shut down, although others do thrive. bowling is making a comeback in one san francisco neighborhood as well. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. has a look. >> reporter: for generations people have entertained themselves by heaving a heavy ball toward a bunch of defenseless pins. only with the number of bay area bowling alleys closing over the years, it almost seems as if the pins are taking their revenge.
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but in san francisco's mission district, a brand new bowling alley is taking shape in a former electrical supply warehouse on 17th. >> so this will be our gallery wall rotating artwork. >> reporter: summer peterson and molly brad shaw are the minds behind what will soon become the mission bowling club. >> this is the view from the mezzanine up top which is our secondary dining area. >> reporter: six lanes of bowling, fine dining and a bar, all under one industrial-sized roof. >> this area will be the seating for the bowling. so leather tufted groovy couches, beers, cocktails. >> reporter: what started out as a dream several years ago is slowly rolling toward completion. lanes are in place. score monitors hang from the ceiling. you can almost hear the pins crack. well, almost. >> i always go bowling with my grandfather who's now 87 years old. he's still on a league.
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we have cocktails. we go bowling. it's like the best saturday afternoon ever. >> reporter: with the demise of other bowling allies in san francisco, like japantown bowl, it might seem like an unlikely business venture, but the pair thinks the concept and location make it the perfect time to strike. >> it's a great recreational sport. it's a serious sport. so people have fun at it and we're here to facilitate that. >> reporter: of course, this won't be your grandfather's bowling alley. leather sofas, rotating art gallery and hip food and drinks. a vast undertaking, the women figure really this is a lot like bowling. >> it's the social part, too. it's like a gutter and then a strike. that's life i guess. >> reporter: joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. >> i hope my bowling doesn't reflect my life that much. i'm in the gutter a lot on the whole bowling thing. >> bowling is a lot of fun and teaches you humility fast, like being on the golf course
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sometimes. today was a great day to be outside. nothing to be indoors with. these temperatures in the 60s to low 70s outside. mountain view, up to 72 today. 70 oakland. 68 santa cruz. san francisco 65 degrees. we didn't break records today. we came close. upper 6 os and low 70s for one more day tomorrow. tomorrow we're going to see cooling. the evening pretty nice. 50s outside. dry air, though. temperatures tonight as the winds back off, with mainly clear skies, settings up for 30s as we head toward tomorrow morning. coldest places, gilroy to the south, concord and fairfield to the east. santa rosa for the morning, we could see patchy frost, hazy afternoon sunshine. here comes a chance of seeing showers. we'll call it a slight chance at that. mainly toward the coast. the radar is dry. high clouds over the sierra, high clouds to the west of the sierra. high pressure holding its ground. the sinking, warming air aloft
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mixes with the gusty winds. that's why the temperatures warmed up this weekend. tomorrow we'll see a chilly start with 30s. high clouds coming in for the afternoon. more 60s for highs. tuesday this area of low pressure looks like it's going to parallel the coast or stay off shore that we'll see a slight chance of showers for the santa cruz mountains. we'll watch this. midday tuesday, most of the models take this low and scoot it down the coast and park it just off southern california for the rest of the week. then as the low eventually lifts back toward california, by next weekend, maybe some showers south of san jose. this continues to be a very dry pattern. when you have dry air in place, you can have chilly temperatures overnight. which i do think we'll see for most of our inland valleys tonight. we should see numbers mainly in the 30s. 40s closer to the water. tomorrow, areas south of san jose, possibly upper 60s. the winds the last two day s contributing to fire dangers.
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the onshore breezes are going to bring up the humidity and clouds at the coast. the east bay will see the numbers in the low 60s. 64 in santa rosa tomorrow. tuesday, slight chance of showers. the low for the most part affects fish as opposed to people. it's going to stay off shore. saturday maybe another chance of showers coming in as we head toward next weekend. no big chances of snow or sierra snow, unfortunately, coming in the seven day forecast. >> i know we need it. y. >> spectacular the ghgh t t t nououikoto today. >> tough not to like a 70 degree day in janua. >>xactly. 'll be right back.
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one of the last hurdles for the 49ers' new stadium in santa clara could be cleared on tuesday when santa clara officials vote on a deal for the proposed parking plan. the city council and the stadium authority are expected to approve the deal. in the deal, the niners would pay the owners of great america $12.5 million in. in exchange, visitors could use the great america parking lot for games and other events planned at the new stadium. speaking of the niners, let's check in with jim here with sports and a look at what's going on with the niners and big game next week. what's up? >> i'm still chuckling at your bowling/gutter joke which i thought was brilliant, diandian >> thank you so much. i appreciate that. >> you're quite welcome. let's get it to you. 49ers are preparing to host the new orleans saints next saturday
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in their first home playoff game in nine years. dan was telling you the 49ers off the field. news of the stadium. we have more involving the 49ers stadium and the latest from highlights around the nfl playoffs from the xfinity sports desk.
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and good evening, i'm gym kozimor at the xfinity sports desk. could the magic last? tim tebow led the broncos on an unprobable run to the playoffs this year. they were hosting a playoff game against the always tough pittsburgh steelers. takes on the patriots next weekend. denver, down in this game, 6-0. tim tebow takes over. he connects long distance style with eddie roy royal. that's a 30 yard touchdown. 30-6. broncos possession, tebow calls his own number. into the end zone, denver up
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14-6. broncos lead 20-6 at the half of the third quarter. mike wallace taking it around the end. here comes steelers within 7. fourth quarter, ben roethlisberger extends the play then finds jerricho cotchery. that's a 31-yard touchdown though he gets clubbed in the end zone. tied at 23. go to the overtime. first play in overtime. tebow time. strike to thomas. 80 yards later he's getting in house. broncos winning 29-23. that's right, tebow me. they're on their way to new england to take on the patriots. falcons/giants winner takes on the packers in next round. eli manning, second quarter, scoreless. the ref calls that intentional grounding in the end zone. that is a safety. giants take over. late second quarter, giants set the conventional score.
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new york on top. the falcons get stuck in a fourth down play, down 10-2 at the time. tom eli manning. one, two, three, four falcons around hakim knics. it's a foot race to the end zone. 17-2. the giants win 4-2. >> our defense played outstanding. good job stopping the run. fourth and third down stops. those were huge. momentum swing. and, you know, we, you know, those situations have been flopped, you know, with us in some playoff games. if you don't convert on fourth down, third down, third and short, you know, it's tough to overcome. our defense did a great job getting those stops and huge plays in the game. the 49ers are moving forward
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on their plan to build a new stadium in santa clara. today announced a club seat and stadium builders license sales have begun. current lower bowl season ticketholders at candlestick park get the first crack at the new stuff. there are 9,000 club seats available. now for college basketball, this is all for diane here. jorge gutierrez and the cal bears taking on oregon, the ducks. early on gutierrez with the rebound. he's going to go end to end and drag home the lay-up around three gray jerseys. game tied at 2. that's early scoring there. eight minutes into the half and alan crab sinks his first basket to give cal their first lead, 20-17. with 4:00 to play in the first half, cal attacking the crash and finally richard solomon gets the tap in and bucket. cal up 30-27 at the half. then gutierrez with a spin in the lane. those are fancy moves. late in the second half cal
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leads 70-56. nbc bay area news, we've got you covered. 49ers have a big week coming up preparing for the saints saturday. mindy covered every niners game home and away all season long. she's there with the latest right here on nbc bay area news from monday to saturday for the kickoff. how about that? we've got you covered right here. >> is she allowed to go home, take naps along the way? >> no? >> she's occupying 49ers camp. >> there you go. thanks for the highlights on the cal stuff. that court just drives me crazy. you can't watch it. it has all the trees and stuff on it. drives me crazy. >> yes. yes, it does. you know what, it gives you a headache. you're absolutely right. watching that court and oregon gives you a headache. we've got a final now. this is just for you, diane, cal a winner. 77-50 is the final. >> wow. >> 77-50 is the final.
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guys, thanks very much. >> thanks, jim. thanks for choosing the bay area at 6:00. see you back here tonight at 11:00. until then, have a good night.


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